The picture that you see above is of Patna’s Nalanda Medical College, one of the largest hospitals in the Bihar capital. Photos showing the sorry state of the hospital, which is thronged by patients from across east Bihar, went viral on Sunday.

The photos, some of which were shared by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav, show patients wading through knee-deep waters in the medical college flooded by heavy rains.


Bihar Hospital Flood Nalanda Medical College
(Photo: Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)


According to reports, fish were seen swimming inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. All the wards on the ground floor were flooded following a spate of heavy rains. Locals say that the hospital, which is located in a low-lying area, gets flooded almost every monsoon.

Sharing the photos, Tejashwi Yadav mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.


Bihar Hospital Flood Nalanda Medical College
(Photo: Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)


“Nitish Kumar’s model of development. ICU of NMCH is swimming in drain water, fishes seen in ICU. Mind you, you cant question Nitish Kumar as his conscience is fast asleep and snoring with BJP,” tweeted Yadav, the younger son of Lalu Prasad Yadav on 29 July.


“Bihar’s 2nd largest Hospital NMCH has turned into an aquarium that too filled with drain water. Hope the JD(U) doesn’t declare this a stunt by the Lord Indra. Even the Lord Indra is highlighting the wrong policies followed by the government for 14 years,” he wrote in a second tweet.


In a third tweet, Yadav took a jibe at Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey, who is in Himachal Pradesh to participate in the BJP’s core committee meeting.

“The ICU of Bihar’s 2nd largest hospital, NMCH, is itself in the ICU with fishes. The condition of other hospitals is worse. And the health minister is holidaying in Shimla. Water has entered schools and homes in the state and the urban development minister is relaxing in Goa. #BiharinICU,” wrote Yadav, whose elder brother, Tej Pratap Yadav, was the state’s health minister in the Mahagathbandhan government led by Nitish Kumar till last year.


He also retweeted a sarcastic post from Twitter handle @RealHistoryPic which took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar over the flooding in the Nalanda Medical College.


Heavy rains in Patna have led to flooding in schools and houses. Waterlogged roads have led to traffic problems in the city. A portion of the Bailey Road caved in from both sides.